Although I am musician at heart, I have recently completed a PhD that focused on the life and works of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, in which a cognitively informed music analysis of jazz and improvised musics is at the centre of attention. Aside history and cognition, my academic interests include popular music(s), cultural anthropology, music and migration, film music and topics in critical theory. I am a teaching affiliate at the University of Nottingham where I teach broadly on the modules 'Jazz Origins and Styles', 'Film Music', 'Repertoires', 'Elements of Music', 'Skills in Composition: Theme and Variations in Blue', 'Performance Workshops' and 'Research Techniques' for MA students . I am also keen on writing for the public press; below you can find a list of selected publications in academic and public spheres.
Gagatsis, Alexander. "Festivals, Contemporary Music, and the immaterial composers". Politis Newspaper (6 May 2018): 34.
Gagatsis, Alexander. “Speaking the Sound: Schema Theory and Jazz Improvisation Explored in the Music of Milt Jackson.” Musicology Research: Music as Creative Process and Creative Product: Explorations through Analysis, Composition and Performance 1 (2016): 1–21.